Evolution of robotic surgery in Urology: Development, Clinical outcome and its impact

18th April 2024, 15:00 to 16:30 BST / 19:30 - 21:00 IST


Ever since its introduction, robotic surgery has established itself as an invaluable tool in the practice of urology and in fact till the recent past the synonym of robotic surgery has been robotic urology only. The faculty joining the webinar shall give a glimpse into the evolution, progress and current statistics of robotic urology and what impact it has made in the practice of urology.


After the urologist took Robotic surgery as a part of their surgical armamentarium, this disruptive technology took no time to establish itself as a methodology of choice for the treatment of common urological procedures and in due course of time the indications started expanding. Thus, the webinar shall aim at current trends of robotic urological practice and compare the outcomes in Asia as well as the west.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees should have an understanding of the current practice of Robotic urological surgery and to compare the results and long-term outcomes of the common Robotic urological procedures and also to understand how it has affected the practice of urology in India, Asia and the west.

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Our panellists include:

  • Sudhir Rawal - Medical Director and Chief of GenitoUro – Oncology Services, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi, India.

  • Dr N Ragavan - Senior Consultant and Uro Oncologist, Apollo hospital Chennai.
  • Mr Aziz GulamhuseinConsultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, The Christie NHS FT, Manchester, UK.

  • Mr Naeem Soomro -Professor of Urology, Newcastle University. Consultant Urologist Freeman Hospital. Vice Chair Future of Surgery, Cancer surgery and Quality assurance and governance committees, RCSEng.

  • Prasanna Venkatesh (Moderator)- Sr. Consultant Paediatric Urologist, Robotic & Renal Transplant Surgeon & Managing Director, NU Hospitals, Bengaluru - India.

  • Ms Shafaque Shaikh (Moderator) - MBBS, FRCS, PhD, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.


1.5 Hour

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A recording of the webinar will be made available on this page in the days following the live broadcast.

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